Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many scientists believe human conception produces more male than female embryos, with male embryos less likely to survive.

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.

Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States.

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't.

Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are naturally drawn to a woman with a curvy backside, a new report suggests.

IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an association, which may be explained by multiple births and other risks, not the infertility treatment itself, experts said.

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in fathers may be linked to anxiety and bad behavior in toddlers, a new study suggests.